AUTHORITIES have pledged to not take legal action against the parents of a two-year-old boy, who was found in a busy suq on Wednesday night. They suspect the parents to be expatriates living illegally in Bahrain and have urged them to come forward to collect their son.
Manama The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will start issuing two types of flexible work permits for expatriates. Continue reading
A NEW system to report human trafficking allegations has been launched in Bahrain.
The National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons involves training first responders to assess cases and help victims. Continue reading
Bahrain and India have reached to a preliminary agreement to scrap recruitment fees of Indian female domestic workers to Bahrain. Continue reading
Employers may have to compulsorily transfer salaries of housemaids and unskilled workers directly into their bank accounts, according to a new plan by Bahrain’s labour watchdog. Continue reading
EXTENDING maternity leave in Bahrain could actually increase the number of women in the workforce, according to a government official.She was responding to calls from trade unionists yesterday to increase the amount of time new mothers can take off work. Continue reading
Bahrain yesterday unveiled a new plan to introduce a flexible work permit format for foreigners.The new contract would serve as a legal alternative to employing illegal workers in the country. Continue reading
Developing residential areas, introducing new educational programmes and building new shopping complexes are underway in the Capital Governorate. They are part of future initiatives that will focus on economic growth and empowering the youth, said Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa. Continue reading
Of more than 21,000 Egyptians living in the Kingdom, 32 per cent are working in the educational sector, an official statistics showed.
This was disclosed by Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) CEO Ausamah Al Absi yesterday, while receiving Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) Egyptian delegationPresident and the Manpower Committee at Egypt’s House of Representatives Chairman Gebaly Mohammed Al Maraghy to LMRA. Continue reading
Employers wishing to exceed their regular quota will have to pay an additional BD300 for each extra expatriate worker they hire – on the basis of BD150 annually. Apart from the additional fees, employers will still be required to pay the regular two-year BD200 levy and monthly fees on each foreign worker. Continue reading